Rick Ross, Meek Mill and Wale are not the only Maybach Music Group artists that can rock a show. Gunplay proved that as the headline performer at New York’s Santos Party House on Wednesday night (April 18).
Kicking off with Rozay’s “Finals” record, Gunplay, who was dressed in all black with shades, recited the chorus and spit his verse from the track, stirring up excitement within the intimate crowd. He went on to perform “No Arm and Hammer” and “Mask On” off his 2011 mixtape, Off Safety, the latter record had him wearing a skully covering half of his face. Later on, the turnout loudly pled for GP to perform his part of Kendrick Lamar’s “Cartoon & Cereal,” a request he carried out before transitioning to his new single “Bogota.”
After announcing his new deal with Def Jam/MMG, Gunplay capped the show with the last year’s street anthem “Rollin” and energetically lip-synching half of “Jump Out” without a microphone after making his way back to the stage, the former of the two which caused a frenzy.
Before Gunplay took the stage, up-and-coming group Ratking opened up the show with great credence in their ability to rock the mic throughout their set, which lasted over half an hour.
Following Ratking was Bodega Bamz, who got support from A$AP Bigga Bari and Emilio Rojas, both in attendance to watch for his performance. Torch hit the stage as well, helping warm up the crowd by rocking out to “Big Bank” off MMG’s compilation album Self Made Vol. 1 and “Uptown” and “Respect Over Everything” from his latest mixtape UFO Vol. 2. – Christopher Minaya